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Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
of the debate over the fight against terrorism. what about the undermining of civil liberties here at home? the rights of suspects? the secret surveillance of american citizens? the swollen executive powers first claimed by george w. bush and now by barack obama? soon after he succeeded bush, president obama announced he would not permit torture and would close down the detention camp at guantanamo bay. he also said this -- >> our actions in defense of liberty will be just as our cause. and that we the people will uphold our fundamental values as vigilantly as we protect our security. once again america's moral example must be the bedrock and the beacon of our global leadership. >> four years later, guantanamo not only remains open, but a few days ago, the state department announced it was eliminating the office assigned to close the prison and move its detainees. meanwhile, president obama has stepped up the use of unmanned drones against suspected terrorists abroad. those drone attacks have killed a growing number of civilians and have prompted the united nations to launch an investigati
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
it was the commercial they ran against president obama featuring an attack on his kids or they are claim that we should have a list of everyone with mental illness in this country in order to stop gun violence, i think they have marginalized themselves much more than maybe people thought in this debate. >> again, thanks to you, senator murphy, and i know newtown was your district when you were a member of congress, so this is very close to the heart, close to home. thank you. >> thank you, andrea. >> and coming up next, getting to know john kerry. you're watching andrea mitchell reports only on msnbc. [ kitt ] you know what's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be su
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
for the republican party? >> it might because it depends himself on what it is rebranding itself against as events unfold. so president obama has about 12 months here. >> don't you think in terms of who they are rebranding against, the competition, if you will, if we're talking marketplace term, the democrats thus far, for the most part the democrats kind of have it together in a way they historically have not. >> well, sort of. i mean, we still don't have a budget. we don't have a grand bargain in terms of social insurance reform and taxes beyond the top clinton rate. so i think to say the democrats are operating at a higher proficiency level at the moment politically that's true, how long that lasts is the question. and without -- it's interesting because their fates are linked. if the republicans don't play a partnership role as you were saying to find some common ground, then i think the whole system once again is going to become evermore dysfunctional in the eyes of the voters. >> can it get more dysfunctional? there have been many iterations of cantor. on immigration, he backs the path to ci
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
but have also taken of more than 300 civilians. k will be obama's picl on the hot seat. republicans and democrats will about theand answers drones.nmanned >> i suggest to you that these against alrikes are ethical and just. >> administration''s the "killigns off on list. gone 700% drones has under the obama administration. has a secret base in saudi arabia. >> if threshold guess too low, will forget how much scar have built up in this country. the white house defends the drones but has agreed to turn thatclassified documents lay out the way the program responds. one document comes directly from justice department that withoutlly says even evidence, american-born .errorists can be killed live on capitol hill, john gonzalez. >> a senate panel has postponed on chuck hagel's to become defense secretary. republicans said they were dissatisfied with information he lastded the panel during week's confirmation hearing. they want more details about his as hiseeches as well business dealings. the former nebraska senator faced opposition for his his statements as well as israel, iran, and nucl
CNBC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
was not a policymaker. she operated under obama. leon panetta spoke out against the budget cuts in defense and that's one of the reasons he's gone. that's one of the reasons he's gone. in other words, obama wants people who are just going to take his marching orders. that's the way i look at it. >> the dangerous thing, though, is that unlike hillary, this guy can't even stick to the script. so how could obama send him out to people? how could he remember his lines? i mean, it's really sort of an epic moment that i don't think the country would be safe or well served by. >> she is at least articulate. >> i think he's going to be confirmed anyway, as awful as that sounds. democrats are going to confirm him. that's the life we live in. that's the country we live in, jennifer ruben. thank you very much for your reporting. also thanks to art laffer and michelle caruso-cabrera for being with us this evening. i appreciate it. >>> now we're going to stick with national security. we have reports today that the chinese government has hacked into both "the new york times" and "the wall street journal." it all
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
we were attacked on 9/11, george bush started putting all the stuff in and obama was dead against it. we will put it all on the table. now they are just -- i mean, america, wake up. we have lost our rights. already, they are gone. host: let me ask you a follow-up question. do you have problems with the drone program in and of itself or do you have problems with how much you know about it? caller: i have problems with just the way the government has slowly eroded our constitutional rights and have told the people. if it is written down. we all know that we are not allowed to do this. that they can tap our phones and call it retroactively not illegal. they just do what they want. now they are blatantly doing it. as far as the drones go, they are flying over our country now. the conspiracy theory with a 9/11 -- i am not one of them. but that nsaa building -- nsa building in utah is doing something. they are collecting data. the drones are a continuation of the militarization of our country through militarizing our police. that is what they are doing. host: here is the counter opinion in
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
the zone. immigration, guns. those two issues, the budget, president obama is trying to overwhelm republicans on multiple fronts right now to >>> there might not be a republican filibuster against chuck hagel after all, president obama's nominee for defense secretary. but today republicans tried out a new line. senator lindsey graham of south carolina called hagel clueless about your policy toward iran. he added, i hope the obama administration will reconsider his nomination. reconsider. well, lindsey likely won't be getting that wish either. we'll be right back. they're not going to reconsider. this guy is in. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back to "hardball." the legal and moral debate about the use of drones has burst into the public in a big way after nbc'
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 1:00am EST
to be four things rather than against. it does not help to be against obama. >> does it cause you grief? i was listening to the afl-cio folks earlier today. there are a lot of components of immigration reform that you are on completely the same page together. i think that gives ted crews heartburn. but you are fine with that, it seems. >> we have a tough negotiations ahead of us. one of the toughest parts that we have not resolved is this whole issue of the guest workers. high-tech workers, no problem. somebody has a ph.d. from mit, he want to stay, god bless you. but when we get into agricultural jobs and low- skilled workers, the devil is in the details. under what conditions can we have a low-skilled worker who is not a resident citizen in this country, and work? that is a really tough issue between us and the unions. we have good negotiators. we are result oriented. i am guardedly -- let me put it this way. i am more optimistic than i have ever been. but there is still tough bargaining ahead. >> we have a me -- amy kl obuchar coming in afterward. they have a bill that removes country c
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
what they initially believed to be animal bones. >>> the obama administration is defending a justice department memo that authorized drone of attacks against americans working with terrorists overseas. the memo says such actions are legal under three conditions. if the suspect is engaged in planning operations to kill americans, if it's not possible to capture the suspect before an attack, and if the operation follows u.s. laws and war principles. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. >> critics say such an attack would violate the constitutional rights of an american terror suspect to trial by jury. so far there's only one known case of an american targeted with a drone strive, anwar al- awlaki in yemen back in 2011. >>> east bay, chopper 5 is over the house fire in berkeley we told you about at the top of the news. this is at 1179 keith avenue in the berkeley foothills. as you can see, still engulfed. we have been watching the smoke pour from the second story of this home for the last several minutes. flames ar
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
department of justice memo obtained by nbc news. the memo outlines the obama administration's justification for the targeted killing of american citizens overseas by drone strikes. if those citizens are considered to be high-level al qaeda operatives plotting against the united states. progressives want answers. tonight an administration official tells nbc news that president obama has directed the justice department to provide congressional intelligence committees access to classified information providing the legal rationale for these drone strikes. this comes after the white house faced a second day of questioning on the subject. spokesman jay carney says president obama is not troubled by the memo being made public. >> he thinks that it is legitimate to ask questions about how we prosecute the war against al qaeda. >> senator ron wyden, a member of the senate intelligence committee, has been a critic of the drone program for years. every american has the right to know when their government believes it is allowed to kill them. he tells nbc news, "the memo doesn't answer the central quest
FOX Business
Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
.n. resolutions against hezbollah and lebanon. it was not efficient. in the obama administration, there's disengagement, connect the dots, sending away from the gulf half of the task force, sending messages to the leadership of the iranians not to reform, but to engage with us. we are not helping the iraqis who are rising against iranian influence. iran is sending weapons and also its own guarded in syria to help crush its own opposition. while we are claiming our sanctions are working, iran is all over the map, and more recently, lou, two things. iranian navy has facilities on the coast in the ports on the red sea, and port sudan. their navy crushed the suez canal with the help of the muslim brotherhood in egypt. it's problematic now. >> what you are saying is that the united states national security architecture is incapable of formulating a response to the adventurism, if you will, of iran and the extent of itself interest in the region. if that's the case, it's beyond the political judgments made by this president. it goes much deeper, much broader than that the way i hear you descr
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
as they happen. and the fiery capitol hill, and drones abrennan staunch y defending the obama administration use of drones against administration. >> i'd like to ask you about the status of the administration's efforts to institutionlize rules and procedures and conduct for drone strikes, in particular, how you see your role as cia director in that approval process. >> the president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded, will be thoroughly anchored in intelligence, will have the appropriate review process, approval process before any action is contemplated including those actions that might involve the use of legal force. the fifth amendment is pretty clear no deprivation of life, liberty or property without a due process of law and we're depriving american citizens with their life when we target them with a drone attack. >> if the executive branch makes a mistake and kills the wrong person or a group of the wrong people, how should the government acknowledge that. >> i believe we need to acknowledge that. i believe we need to acknowledge it to our foreign partners. we n
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
by the perceived desire to defend against the muslim obama jihad on ronald reagan's childhood home. are we hampered as a nation in our ability to address real problems in the evidence-based world if half of the people in politics do not live in that world? and if so, how does that get fixed? joining us now is chris hayes, who all of you will see again at 8:00 a.m. eastern tomorrow, because that's when he starts his show "up with chris hayes" here on msnbc. hi, chris. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> muslim jihad on president ronald reagan's childhood home. is she also diagnosing an american problem that should or could be fixed? >> it's -- yes. it should be fixed. and i don't know how to fix it. but i can tell you one place where it is a huge problem. and it's the biggest global problem we have, which is getting a climate change regime. i was talking to someone in washington, d.c. involved with climate negotiations for the u.s. government. now, if we're going to have an actual treaty, okay, that governs everyone's eemissions, which is ultimately what we're going to have to get, yo
SFGTV2
Feb 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
. hope needs a story, a narrative. here is what is going on in this country. president obama now is speaking more forcefully about what he wants to do it and against smoking out those who are obstructing. this is really wonky. anyway, i think one of the most exciting things are the movements of our times. i closed this book out before occupy. i wrote about wisconsin. our correspondent was there for 57 days. that was about occupying the state house. occupy has become a brand. it has also become e ncampments. soon it will need to be more than a space and a place. it will need to go to state houses, occupy banks, occupy congress. take the movement energy into those stairs -- spheres with the ideas matter of the heart of occupy. >> winter is coming. cities like san francisco and oakland and other cities are closing down the encampments and chasing people off. you can drive 90 miles from davis and pepper spray. it is hard to maintain people's attention for long periods of time. i am wondering -- should they be occupying the supreme court? [applause] >> i was talking about that today.
CNN
Feb 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
somebody in from the other party. which of course is what barack obama is doing. as i said, people against him in the hearing are likely not going to be the ones he is looking to as secretary as allies, to begin with. but generally this is a position that works across the aisle because of the position of the military. >> and he is a man without a home. because he is a republican in name, republicans don't think he is much of a republican. democrats, a lot of them don't -- they're not flthrilled with him because of the israeli comments. but he has to reach out to both sides of the aisle. >> he has work to do. let's talk about the economy and how it potentially could impact the president's political strength this year going into his second term. 157,000 jobs created in january. you take a look at the -- a lot of jobs created last year. still not moving. the economic growth as much as should -- but if you take a look at the jobs that have been created, you take a look at the dow jones. 14,000, it was under 7,000 when he attack office. how much of a political impact will it have on the preside
WHUT
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
announced for the first time this to to support a path to citizenship for undocumented youth. the obama administration announced an expansion of sanctions against iran. on wednesday, the treasury department said it would pressure countries buying iran's oil to withhold direct payments and instead force iran to purchase their goods. the treasury widened a sanctions list to include iranian media groups involved in state censorship. following the announcement, iran's top leader, ayatollah alcmene, announced his rejection of rejecting the recent call for direct talks with joe biden. top iranian leaders, including president ahmadinejad, had made favorable statements about the offer earlier in the week, but iranian president said they would do nothing to resolve u.s.-iran differences. iran also has released what it says is surveillance footage extracted from u.s. surveillance drone captured inside its borders in 2011. opposition activists in syria are claiming new civilian casualties in the latest attacks on rebel strongholds around the capital damascus. the syrian observatory for human right
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 1:05pm EST
believe obama won because everyone they know voted against him. the point is, we have different perspectives on this. the reason i will oppose the legislation, chief johnston, is because i respect what you do as a law-enforcement officer. has your budget been cut? >> yes. >> will it be cut in the future? >> i am optimistic that it is not. >> because of the fiscal state of affairs we have, there will be less police officers, not more, over the next decade. response time will be more, not less. so, mr. kelly, i really do want to get guns out of the hands of the wrong people. i honest to god believe that if we arbitrarily say nobody in this country can own a 10-round magazine in the future, there could be a situation where a mother runs out of bullets because of something we do here. i cannot prevent every bad outcome, but i do know and believe in the bottom of my heart that i am not an unreasonable person by saying that in some circumstances the 15-round makes sense and in other situations the ar-15 makes sense. this is why we have these hearings. i really do appreciate the fact t
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
it and explain it is this vast right wing conspiracy that has been conspireing against my husband since the day he announced for president. >> as we learned, she was right on target. it's only gotten worse under president obama. and, today, mrs. clinton said good-bye to the state department. she'll be remembered for many things, for being a powerful leader, a force in the democratic party and this. her nonstop fight against the right wing's vicious attack. that story is coming up. this vacation... has been a year in the planning. and here you are.. standing... nay... staring down your dreams. the rest of your holiday hinges on the moment you walk through that door. the door opens.. ...you hold your breath... and then you realize... you got it right! you got it booking right. because it doesn't get any better than this. it doesn't get any booking better than this. look at the view. look at the booking view. this is exactly what you booking needed. bask in the booking glory... at over a quarter million properties. planet earth's #1 accommodation site booking.com booking.yeah bikes and balloons, w
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
on his behalf. next friday, president obama is going to present that same citizens medal, against posthumously to the newtown teachers who died trying to protect their students at sandy hook elementary school. the announcement by the white house is jet another point of focus on gun violence. bringing the issue to the front of the news again. but that's been happening a lot these days. in fact, i think it is an important salient political point to note just how many days there have been since the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school in which gun violence, gun policy, gun reform in one way or another has been a huge part of the day's news. it's not an accident that guns and gun violence have stayed in the news so much. it is very much by design that this is happening. the common wisdom, particularly the beltway common wisdom is that reform on the issue of guns is hard, if not impossible, to achieve. and that's in part because we'll get bored of even talking about this as an issue. it will fade away. what happened at sandy hook was terrible, but it will go down as just anoth
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
and in public comments asserted that it believes it is acting within the law when president obama or some other administration official directs that even an american citizen can be killed. they insist that neither the fifth amendment right to due process, nor the u.s. law against killing americans abroad, nor the u.s. law banning assassinations, nor just the law against murder, nor the laws of war broadly legally constrain the president from ordering the type of assault that killed american citizen and prominent al qaeda figure on war al awlaki in yemen in 2011. al awlaki's son was also killed a couple of weeks after his father was killed. between those two killing, charlie savage at "the new york times" reported on the existence of a legal memo that the government was relying on to claim that the attack was legal. that memo is what is being disclosed to select members of congress tonight. it follows by two days the scoop by nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff, who this week on this show disclosed a white paper that was based on the reasoning of that secret memo. tonight's disc
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
of state john kerry voted against it, and then senator obama gave speeches against it. vice-president biden voted against it. dick lugar voted against it. there were some other republicans. as to the iranian red line, persian gulf, some of the iranian questions you asked, i support the president's strong position of containment, as i said, and i will speak more specifically to a couple of the examples used from my book. but his position i think is right, and when you ask the question about red line, red line, i think the president has gone as far as he can go publicly on that, and he said clearly that in his words, he has israel's back. he said his policy is not to allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. what constitutes when the action would be taken? i think that is always something that should not be discussed publicly or debated publicly or out in the public domain. your quotations from my book, which you acknowledge as well, and i always say military options should be on the table, and i had said that consistently, as well as engaging with iran. i have always thought it is far smar
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
have been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. >>> and president obama takes the campaign against gun violence on the road today. his first stop, minneapolis, where he'll meet with local leaders to discuss the background checks and youth frams city has implemented. >>> great news about a young woman who has inspired millions. malala yousafzai who was shot by the taliban because she said girls should be allowed to go to school is recovering in england this morning after undergoing a major operation to cover part of her shattered stul with a -- with a titanium plate. bob woodruff just spoke exclusively to malala's very proud father. >> my daughter, it was her dream to send all boys and girls to school. i think that one day, her dream will come true. >> and you can see much more of this exclusive interview tonight on "world news" with diane sawyer. i think it's fair to say, george, no girl in the whole world whose dreams are more deserving to come true. >> boy, that sure is, josh. >>> time for "pop news." >> whether you were rooting for the ravens or the niners, everybody was
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
a secret base in saudi arabia, used to launch drones throughout the region. a tactic against terror which has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous resentment among some here in the region, who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel, from yemen -- >> i think americans, they have no right. they have no right to -- this is our fight. >> reporter: to pakistan. >> you can keep saying, yes, you are hitting the top leadership, but the byproduct of this is anger, anger among people, the innocent people who are getting killed. so, you are just creating more terrorists. >> reporter: now, the man who signs off on the kill list, from a basement office in the white house, john brennan, about to be questioned in front of the world. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are indeed ethical and just. >> reporter: in pakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade. killing thousands of al qaeda and taliban, but more than 300 ci
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 2:30am PST
program and the obama administration's legal justification behind the use of such efforts against al qaeda suspects. a new 16-page memo copy of which was obtained by nbc news offers fresh insights into this controversial practice including the killing of american citizens overseas if they're believed to be senior operational leaders of al qaeda or an associated force. even if there's no intelligence indicating they're engaged in an active plot to attack the united states. >>> such a strike, of course, took place in yemen in september 2011 killing two operatives. both of them were american citizens who hadn't been indicted by the u.s. government or charged with any crimes. in the past, attorney general eric holder has spoken publicly about the administration's three main pcriteria for justifying a legal strike against a u.s. citizen overseas. they must pose an imminent threat of violent attack, capture is infeasible and the operation must be squint law of war principles. but this newly obtained memo elaborates further. i states u.s. officials may consider whether an attempted capture would
CW
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm CST
congress about a medicare funding problem when he was mr. obama's budget director. alabama senator jeff sessions leading the fight against lew says he also lied when he said the 2012 budget would not add to the nation's debt. the administration defends lew's claim that the president's budget would not add to the debt. saying it's accurate if you don't count the interest on the debt. republicans didn't buy that argument then and they're not buying it now. democratic senator robert menendez of new jersey is firing back at claims that he engaged in parties with prostitutes during trips to the dominican republic. just before election day this past november, a conservative online publication cited three unidentified sources who claimed menendez flew on private planes to the caribbean and had sex parties with prostitutes during the trips. menendez tells c-n-n those claims are all false. buddy can find them nobody ever met them nobody ever talked to him. all of those accusations are absolutely false. also menendez is also under fire for waiting so long to pay back the charges for using a dono
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
against the senate intelligence committee. that hearing is live at 2:30 p.m. eastern. >> president obama announces his nominee interior secretary ken salazar. postmaster general pastor donohoo announces the end of saturday mail delivery. "washington journal" is live. >> what i have discovered is the war strategy to achieve happiness and life is to make that your primary goal. if you make your happiness what you are striving for, you will not achieve it. you will be knossos cystic, self-involved, caring -- narcissistic, self-involved. happiness is best as a byproduct of other things. it is a five part of meaningful work -- five part of meaningful work, family, friends, good health, love, and care. we get happiness by throwing ourselves into life projects, involving ourselves and trying to have integrity and be a good person. >> whole foods cofounder and ceo john mackey examines how the good of both dismiss and capitalism can lead to a better world. sunday night at 9:00 on "after word.s." president obama nominated sally jewell for interior secretary. she will replace former colorado senato
KICU
Jan 31, 2013 11:30pm PST
: if confirmed hagel would be the only republican in president obama's cabinet. several republicans said they will vote against him but may not be able to stop his confirmation. >>> in news of the world tonight in the middle east, syria and it's ally iran are questioning retaliation for israel's air strike. syria's civil war has caused international concern that syria's weapons could fall into the hands of extremist groups. >>> in greece, train stations were emptied because of transit worker strikes. greece had to apply for international loans to deal with their budget crisis. >>> more flooding is expected in some places tomorrow, when a river crests. about 7,000 people have been told they won't be going home any time soon. another 23,000 are isolated literally cut off by the highway water and at least six deaths have been blamed so far on all the flooding. >>> she was accused of lipsyncking at obama's inaugu >>> at least two people are dead after a massive pile up on a highway in detroit involving 30 vehicles snow is falling but crews say the roads were salted. and in hendricks county i
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
-month lease on the 2013 nissan altima. ♪ >>> there might not be a republican filibuster against chuck hagel after all. president obama's nominee for defense secretary. but today republicans tried out a new line. senator lindsey graham of south carolina called hagel lieuer clueless about your policy toward iran. he added i hope the obama administration will reconsider his nomination. reconsider. well, lindsey likely won't be getting that wish either. we'll be right back. they're not going to reconsider. this guy is in. ey. ey. i love making money. i try to be smart with my investments. i also try to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most m
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
an ally. >>> there might not be a republican filibuster against chuck hagel after all, president obama's nominee for defense secretary. but today republicans tried out a new line. senator lindsey graham of south carolina called hagel clueless about your policy toward iran. he added, i hope the obama administration will reconsider his nomination. reconsider. well, lindsey likely won't be getting that wish either. we'll be right back. they're not going to reconsider. this guy is in. my mother made the best toffee in the world. it's delicious. so now we've turned her toffee into a business. my goal was to take an idea and make it happen. i'm janet long and i formed my toffee company through legalzoom. i never really thought i would make money doing what i love. [ robert ] we created legalzoom to help people start their business and launch their dreams. go to legalzoom.com today and make your business dream a reality. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >>> welcome back to "hardball." the legal and moral debate about the use of drones has burst into the public in a big way after
FOX
Jan 31, 2013 10:00pm PST
republican in president obama's cabinet. several republicans said they will vote against him but may not be able to stop his confirmation. >>> in news of the world tonight in the middle east, syria and it's ally iran are questioning retaliation for israel's air strike. syria's civil war has caused international concern that syria's weapons could fall into the hands of extremist groups. >>> in greece, train stations were emptied because of transit worker strikes. greece had to apply for international loans to deal with their budget crisis. >>> more flooding is expected in some places tomorrow, when a river crests. about 7,000 people have been told they won't be going home any time soon. another 23,000 are isolated literally cut off by the highway water and at least six deaths have been blamed so far on all the flooding. >>> she was accused of lipsyncking at obama's inauguration. how beyonce addressed the media days before the super bowl. >>> a multi million dollars mistake that's going to cost one bay area school district. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless recei
FOX Business
Feb 4, 2013 11:00am EST
it comes over here. i have seen some rumblings that maybe president obama will soften his stance against that. >> he might in the context of general corporate tax reform. this is with gun control, sounds great, but we all like it. then you come up with the details and they are really daunting. dennis: i like your optimism they will not be a if they tax increases coming. what about the mindset for businesses we see the president went before the super bowl talk about more tax revenue instead of how to grow the economy. when president bush cut taxes, revenue grew 46% in the next four years over 26% increase in government spending because you helped grow the economy. >> exactly. he will sa talk about new taxesn business. it will not happen. one of the other big changes is republicans who looked so bad in december, disorderly retreat, the republicans are not going to cave again. they are amazingly unified, so i think the bottom line is major new tax increases. dennis: thank you very much. cheryl: energy giant halliburton getting greener. the company is offering what it says is a non-toxic fra
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 1:00am PST
other things and puts her against karl rove, recently the group crossroads put out this ad. >> you know what this country really needs an independent voice for obama. >> i am committed to president obama and vice-president biden. i think he's a brilliant man. 's now able to flower more as the president i knew he could be. >> as someone who shares our values. >> and-- someone from out of state who understands us hillbillies. >> i don't know a lot of hillbillies, hillbillies. >> her own grandmother says she's a hollywood liberal, but isn't that what what we need? ashley judd, an obama following radical while liberal. >> that doesn't sound good. and here from los angeles leslie marshal, also, a woman of the left (laughter) all right, leslie. i don't know why rove and his pals wasted the money, she hasn't declared and rove is coming up and i'll ask him. but the ad is basically another, almost what i said, these people celebrities, really don't know anything and why are we bothering and you say? >> oh, i say i'm living in california where arnold schwarzenegger won because he's a celebrity. s
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 3:00am EST
in a senate confirmation hearing hours after obama ordered a confidential memo making the legal case for strikes against u.s. citizens be released. the topic was controversial. >> please remove -- please remove that woman. >> they won't even tell congress what countries we are killing children in. >> please -- if you could please expedite the removal. >> so how did brennan handle the hecklers? take a look. >> actually that was a cat. that wasn't brennan. i apologize for tricking the audience. are you troubled the limits on using drone strikes against americans are a little vague or not vague enough? >> i remember like six, seven years ago and rewee suddenly woke up and it is a good or bad thing to torture people, and i can't believe we got to that moment. and we just skated right past that. we are ordering not just drone strikes against the bad people , but also the american bad people too. >> i can't believe we have gone through this. it is hard to figure out how to be funny. >> he took it seriously. >> don't you fret. >> brandon is full of -- you have to face it 300 civilians died
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 3:00am PST
action to be taken against the bush administration, we're now obviously seeing some decisions the obama administration may argue differently. let me make clear, i support what the obama administration is doing here but it goes to show how difficult and messy, when the bush administration would make the point, those senior leaders would say it's difficult for perhaps some to understand what we're dealing with here when we talk about this level, all national security decisions are serious, we talk about this kind of threat we have to make at times very messy and sometimes uncomfortable and oftentimes questionable decisions. my only point is democrats need to now think back how they conducted themselves and questions they raised about bush administration tactics. i didn't raise those questions as aggressively as some of my friends did and important everybody step back and take a breather here, particularly democrats. if this was happening and his name was bush, i think there'd be a lot of criticism coming at this president. >> if george bush had done this, it would have been stopped. >> i
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
was against the surge in 2007. he was opposed to the surge in afghanistan under barack obama from 2009. told barack obama that he was getting ruled by the generals. she was skeptical quietly about the intervention in libya and now opposes any intervention in syria. gwen: thank you all. we want to take note passing of two men. ed koch, the three-term mayor of new york who transformed the city and became a celebrity in his own right. and max campleman, a diplomat who negotiated cold war treaties -- treatries and during one stage act is as moderator for "washington week in review." we have to go for now but the conversation continues online on the "washington week" webcast extra. we'll be talking about the massachusetts senate race and other topics and on our home page peak into the "washington week" video vault to see what doyle said about the immigration story back in 2007. he looks the same. keep up with daily developments over the pbs news hour and we'll see you again next week on "washington week." good night. >> corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we'
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 2:35am EST
targets without evidence of specific plots against the u.s. and president obama will be heading to israel next month for meetings with newly re-elected israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he was there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate. during this trip, the president plans to meet with arab leaders. >>> also in the middle east, iranian president ahmadinejad was in egypt. at a mosque in cairo, a protester threw his shoe at ahmadinejad, which is a big shine of disrespect. that person was arrested. >>> in south korea, a terrifying car crash caught on tape. an suv struck an oncoming after flying over a hedge. it shattered the car's wind shooeld, but we are told both drivers somehow managed to survive the accident. >> wow. you can hear the screaming. oh, one more time. >>> as if getting ready to give birth isn't anxiety producing enough, and i know, listen to this story. they were rushing to the hospital when a thief stole their van, which was being warmed up in their driveway. oh! deputies followed the van in hot pursuit, reaching speeds up to 80 miles per hour until they th
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2013 9:00am PST
was there supporting president obama when they were running against one another. you get that. but this is a pretty serious job, tony. this is defense secretary. i mean, do you think that kind of politics, those maybe personal issues should be brought up under these circumstances? >> look, my bias -- jill talked about this earlier about the bias towards the president being able to name the members of his cabinet. i'm a strong believer in this. i don't like the senate holding up the president trying to put his staff in place. i don't think that's what's going to happen here. but in terms of tough grilling at a hearing, these are all grownups. and certainly like i said, chuck hagel has seen it from the other side of the desk for many years. he was a leader of tough questioning of witnesses who sat before him. he's a grownup. he should have been better prepared for it. he should have handled it better. but they cab get through this just fine, i think. >> so just fine, jill, ultimately does hagel get confirmed. even if he does do you think the white house has any second thoughts about this choice? >> i
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
in unison against this gun lobby and the nonsensical insistence that president obama and anybody else who is concerned about taking care of illegal guns is against the second amendment. >> mark, to that point, the president said we don't have to agree on everything to agree to do something. but the nra position is that they don't agree to anything if it involves changes to the law. >> well, the amazing thing about the nra's position, which i think people are trying to understand right now, they don't represent gun owners in the positions they're taking against universal background checks which is something basically everybody agrees on. when you're at 90% public approval, that is pretty much unanimity behind the idea that if you are a felon, if you are a domestic violence perpetrator, if you are somebody who has a protective order out against them, a drug abuser, the seriously mentally ill, you should not be able to own a gun and you are currently not able to own one so this is merely enforcement of what is on the books. >> and yet if the nation cannot respond after 20 infants are murdere
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
intelligence sharing and mentoring with mali's forces and uniting the region against militants. >> the tragedy is we did not continue the same policy. >> she later moved over to the pentagon for the obama administration. she says they advocated a policy of trying to contain al-qaeda in north africa, instead of building up the abilities of regional governments to fight them. she says there's no guarantee mukhtar will confine himself to north africa. >> france is definitely a country where he would carry out terrorist attacks. also against americans in american insulations in africa. >> similar perhaps to osama bin laden. when the 1990s began, he was in saudi arabia. in 1992, he crossed into africa and escapeded assassination in sudan. in 1996, bin laden took a chartered flight to afghanistan. in 1998, president clinton ordered a missile strike on bin laden and missed, but crews say they missed other opportunities to get bin lad b. whether the miss on mukhtar ever comes close to the miss on bin laden remains to be seen. >> still to come, the child who was held hostage in an underground bunker ce
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 2:00am EST
with is running this ad against her. >> you know what this country really needs? an independent voice for obama. >> i am committed to president obama and vice president biden. i think he's a brilliant man. he is now able to flower more as the president i knew he could be. >> a leader who knows how to follow. >> i will go where ever the president wants me to go. >> the group is spending $10,000 to run the ad online. here's what a spokesman told "outfront" -- taking a page from the chris christie playbook. it's been 552 days since this country lost its top credit rating. good news on hiring. home depot said it's going to hire 80,000 seasonal workers for the spring. 10,000 more than last year. our fourth story, happy birthday, ethan. the child who was abducted from his schoolbus and held hostage for nearly a week was home, safe with his family, celebrating his sixth birthday today. the bunker tonight is now set to be destroyed as soon as they remove all of the evidence. this is according to the sheriff in dale county. cnn is also learning more tonight about the man who held ethan captive after sho
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
to get together and draft a lawsuit against obama into her personal position as a person and as a representative of the united states government. they should represent the son of anwar al-aulaqi. and i would do it pro bono. because he killed that young glowlig -- that young boy. he was only 15. but host: we're getting a little off topic. if your interested in the drone issue, you can watch c-span at 2:30 this afternoon. that is when john brennan's cia confirmation hearing will be held. that will be live on c-span. you can see it on your screen. i want to run through some political and cabinet news that is in the papers this morning. we are going to begin with an article from "politico." now, this article was -- or is in the new york post. from the washington post this morning -- marco rubio to deliver a state of the union gop response to the president's state of the union address next tuesday. this will be live on c-span. this article says that senator rubio will be delivering his response in both english and spanish. back to your calls on sequestration. ilyn. caller: tha
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 8:00am PST
at president obama over his approach to the war on terror. ironically the same issue then senator obama railed about against president george w. bush in the lead up to his 2008 white house win. an in-depth look in a live report. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. ooerd . .. jon: a fox news alert. breaking news really on two of other top stories. a massive search going on in california for a former cop turned murderer. police are looking for christopher dorner. they're focusing around the snowy mountains around big bear lake. he dorner is wanted for killing a pair of police officers and soon to be married newly wods. this happened after dorner wrote a manifesto talking about seeking revenge for those he blamed getting him kicked out of the l.a.p.d. years ago. the know is -- snow is falling in parts of the northeast. a beginning of a blizzard forecasters say could be one for the record books. some a
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
class mail. the u.s. postal service lost $16 billion last year alone. >>> the obama administration is defending a justice department memo that authorized drone attacks against u.s. citizens working with terrorists overseas. the memo says such actions are legal under three conditions: if the suspect is engaged in planning operations to kill americans, if it's not possible to capture the suspect before an attack and if the operation follows u.s. laws and war principles. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. >> critics say such an attack would violate the constitutional rights of american terror suspects to a trial by jury. so far there's only one known case of an american targeted with a drone strike anwar al- awlaki in 2011 in yemen. >>> the white house confirms the president will go to middle east next month to israel, west bank and jordan. it will be the first time for mr. obama to visit israel since he took office. he will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the trip will focus on the resumption of talks betw
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
as the next secretary of defense. today, the white house spokesman said president obama thinks he will be an excellent secretary. he dismissed critics of his performance at a contentious confirmation hearings yesterday. no democrats have said they would vote against him. today, a republican said he would oppose the nomination out. >> anne arundel county executive john leopold has resigned, just days after a judge found him guilty of misconduct in office. he was serving his second term. he issued a statement that said in part, "this decision is the most difficult decision i have ever made, but i know it is. right one and in the best interests of the citizens of anne arundel county." he acknowledged his mistakes. he will be sentenced in march, facing years in jail, but some legal experts believe he will get probation instead. >> the district's chief financial officer is retiring, the announcement coming less than a year after he was appointed to the post for three years. horace holmes joins us from northwest, and he says he's retiring for personal reasons? >> yes absolutely, persona
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
rights advocates are thrilled about the change but some say it goes against their values. during an interview, president obama supports the lifting the ban and saying everybody should have the same opportunities sfwliechblgts wh. >>> what could you buy with $45 million. how about a picasso? it was sold in london last night. also on the auction block a work by monet which sold for $14 million. art experts say despite tough economic times, prices for the most sought-after art works in the world soared in recent years. >>> right now, one of america's most recognizable skiers is on the way back to the states for surgery. lindsey vonn went down hard during her run in austria. she was treated on the slopes and then airlifted to a hospital with two torn lig ligaments and a broken lepg. it could take six to eight months to get back on her skis. that should give her time to prepare for the 2014 winter games. what a terrible fall. i hope she makes a speedy recovery. >>> we're talking about the winter games. the official countdown starts today. >> we're exactly one year away from the openin
FOX
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
. this is a force of remotely controlled planes that have launched hundreds of targeted strikes against al-qaida targets even americans. president obama's nominee to head the cia is the former ief white house counter terrorism advisor under his watch. became the first american targeted for death by u.s. drone strikes in yemen. his son and another american killed weeks later. an unclassified memo leaked this week says it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens abroad if he believes there are leaders engaged in operations aimed at killing americans even if there's no evidence of a specific imminent attack. 11 senators most of them demanded the white house provide legal justification. there is bipartisan concern about the program. >> here you have a senior unaccountable doj official who makes the determination that recent activities lead him to conclude he's an imminent threat. not to torture him but to kill him. i am troubled any time government is as nontransparent as this. >> we conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate on going national threats. and again, sav
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
overseas killed in strikes. president obama has directed the justice department to hand over classified information complete with the legal rationale for drone strikes against americans linked to al qaeda. that's all according to one official. last year they got a memo saying the government can kill u.s. citizens abroad if they're trying to harm other americans. >>> marylanders sound off. the brown gun legislation started off debates today. our ken molestina is live in rockville where a town hall meeting on the issue just wrapped up. what did you find out? >> reporter: well, it was a packed house here at the town hall meeting. of course the lieutenant governor anthony brown on hand to talk about his proposal. and i'll tell you something, just based on my observation, it seems like more people came out to speak against this proposal than in favor of it. >> and by and large, while i appreciate the effort, i do not support the assault weapons ban. >> we applaud the courage for proposing common sense gun laws. >> reporter: both sides of the gun debate showed up to speak directly to one of t
FOX News
Feb 1, 2013 8:00am PST
the religious beliefs of many organizations that have protested they should not be required under obama care to institute contraceptive coverage. it is against their religious beliefs they have said, and it appears the department of health and human services has finally heard them, and is issuing some kind of a rule meant to back away from that requirement. who ultimately pays the bill, that is still a question, but it looks like the government is listening to the voices of religious and other organizations that have protested that they should not be required to pay for contraceptive care under the obama healthcare plan. more coverage as the news comes in ahead on fox. jenna: on the healthcare tip now, february is american heart health month to create awareness about heart disease. and it's a really serious condition that really affects more women than men. one in three women, one in three will die from heart disease. in fact it kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. one woman dies from heart disease in this country every minute. when you look at those statistics it's just incre
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
if the obama administration has been using these drones against american citizens in a couple of cases. we know yes. brennan said if he's are americans who have gone overseas and aligned themselves with al qaeda, they have to know we're going to do whatever possible to save lives. this is not something that's done as retribution. it's something done when they believe there's an imminent attack. he also talked about back in the bush administration when he was a deputy director of the cia interrogation tactics in question back then. waterboarding he said reprehensible and despite the cia's explanations, he says there is still a lot of questions about that. he never really felt comfortable with it and voiced those objections. lawmakers here especially key democrats say they think he has a good shot at this confirmation. jon? >> tracie potts, thank you for that update. >>> bay area's new man about town. sergio romo visiting the san francisco zoo yesterday there to meet the 4-month-old monkey that was born in october during the giants world series run. the zoo named her romo after an online vote. ro
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
to these policies are against president obama along racial lines. this is not a racial issue. this is not a democrat versus republican issue. this is an issue that we americans are losing our democracy. our constitution is being shredded. gue natione nat internationally. in order to turn this around, which we have got to do, we did not lose 3,000 the law 9/11 to an outside attack. it was a manipulation. that's why we are here. we have lost our government and we have to take it back. host: in other news, the atlanta journal constitution -- and here's the baltimore sun -- that's what the cbo had to say yesterday. and the front page of the washington times -- which also covered that speech on c-span. go to c-span.org to watch that. on immigration reform, here's a piece in the washington post, a profile piece on a republican from idaho. this is how they describe him. the white house try to foster an agreement between labor unions and business on a guest worker program. the white house is treading cautiously, sensing that business and labor leaders are closing in on an agreement that would make the two s
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Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
to separate climate change. they're saying that if obama decides to sign this permit, he is basically going against what he said during the inauguration. let's take a look at what he did say about the climate change during the inauguration. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [ applause ] >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> well, the reason why this is now making news today is because 53 of our u.s. senators have been urging obama to sign the permit. they don't care about what it's going to do to the climate. later, we'll talk about the financial aspects of this. michael hastierings, you ever more on this story. it's a little ridiculous. >> it's a 1700-mile pipeline. it's been delayed a number of times now but the governor of nebraska has just signed off on it, and now the fate of it rests in president obama's hands and people in nebraska are not happy about it
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 2:00am PST
plenty of attention by releasing that photograph of president obama's shooting back in august. proof the administration says that he is not against guns per se. on some point the president may succeed limiting the size of magazines perhaps trying to stay the universal background check for gun booirs. the nra says it's a big powerful power grab. >> there will be fees there will be paperwork, there will be law abiding people in a bureaucratic nightmare. there will be abuse in terms of prosecutions and it's all going to effect only the law awe biding people. the criminal coulds ca care les. >> another front outright ban on military style assault rifles the president will face tougher opposition even with his own power. harry reid would consider it but did not commit. >> i didn't vote for all the weapons last time because it didn't make sense. i will take a look at it. >> background checks and a greater focus on those with mental illness who battle mental illness. right now those are the areas that seem to be most likely as we are on capitol hill. >>> before his stop in minneapolis the p
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >>> the obama administration does being asked to justify drone strikes, r against al qaeda linked american citizens. abc news reporter is in washington with more on the story. >> when he took office the president put a stop to some tactics he asked torture. like water boarding but through vikes the administration is taking aim at more than 300 suspected targets. >> the methods are designed to avoid civilian casualty autos this week a 16 page document that says american citizens that are tide al qaeda can be killed. if quote, an informed high level official believes the target poses a threat. the key says the government is not required to have clear evidence n 2011 one man was killed in yemen, an american citizen but a top al yaed leader linked to several terrorist attacks. human rights advocates says the memo goes way too far. >> justifies a claim executive branch can be judge, jury ask executionner. >> retired general stanley mccrystal says drone strikes are going to be more important in the future there should be more thoughtful debate about the use. >> if the threshold gets too low we'l
KOFY
Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
used to launch drones throughout the region, a tactic against terror which has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous recentment among some here in the region who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel from yemen. >> i think they are are not right. they are not right. this is our fight. >> to pakistan. >> you are hitting the dark leadership but the byproduct of this is anger. anger among the people. the innocent people who are getting killed. you are just creating more terrorists. >> now, the man who signs off on the kill list from a basement offense in the white house, john brnan about to be questioned in front of the world. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al-qaeda terrorists are, indeed, ethical and just. >> reporter: in pakistan alone there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of al-qaeda and taliban but more than 300 is civilians as well. a world away in remote villages you you can hear them like a distant mute
LINKTV
Feb 1, 2013 5:30am PST
. >> this is an act against the state. it is an act against our president. i want to condemn this crime and hope it will be solved. >> u.s. president barack obama's choice for secretary of defense is facing tough questions. chuck hagel was asked to defend his views on iran and israel. the toughest questions came from members of his own party. >> were you correct or incorrect. said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? the question is where you right or wrong. that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well -- >> were you right or wrong? the elaborate. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> then let the record shows he refused to answer the question. >> if you will like me to explain -- >> i would actually like an answer, yes or no. >> i think it's far more complicated than that. my answer as i will defer the judgment of history. >> was will is investigating. a student with a gun made it possible for detectives to go in and shoot a fellow classmate. police surrounded the school in atlan
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 11:00am EST
the ad is mayors against weapons. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> president obama is calling on the boy scouts of america to end its controversial ban on gay members and leaders. a move they will vote on this week. yesterday the president said everyone should have a fair shot to participate. >> the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people. >> the organization is set to vote on turning the ban bends. >> right now, friends, family and the city of new york are saying final good-byes to former mayor ed koch. mayor michael bloomberg and president bill clinton will speak at the funeral, just getting under way now. >>> a new york city subway station will be renamed in his honor. starting today the east 77th street will be called mayor ed koch station. he died of congestive heart failure on friday. he was 88 years old. >>> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us now. >> beautiful snow coming down gently. >> light and fluffy. >> snowshowers came through. i took a photo yesterday afte
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
a quote, obama following radical hollywood liberal right at home here in tennessee. i mean, kentucky. the actress is mulling over a bid against republican leader, mitch mcconnell. the ad was paid for by american cross road. the super pack cofounded by paul roe. >>> more praise for the baltimore ravens. the super bowl champs got a big thumb's up from a house minority leader and baltimore native. >> they beat a mighty champion at the super bowl. as a proud 49er fan who grew up on johnny united in baltimore, going to those games as a teenager and raising my own children on joe montana and steve young, you can just imagine how exciting this game was. >> congresswoman pelosi's district covers that and she was in new orleans for the game. >>> what will go down as one of the easiest drug busts of all time. we'll explain that. you are watching wusa9. we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >>> a segment of the population not known
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 10:00am EST
this discrimination against the unemployed really heads. obama lee wittman, but not only, -- predominantly women, but not only, they go back to the home to take care of kids. we discriminate against the unemployed, we're putting up an additional barrier against women who have left the work force for a while for caretaking and try to get back again. host: there was an op-ed on this - guest: the federal law, the fair employment opportunity act, very explicitly did not enshrine the status of unemployment and a civil-rights act. we did not have that rise to the level of the immutable protections we have in the civil rights act. there is a lot of talk about why this is not like race discrimination or sex discrimination. there are differences and that is why they are handled differently. new york city and d.c. have been enshrining their protections in their civil rights acts but their civil- rights acts have different quality and characteristics. beyond that, this is something that is so important for our economic recovery, to make sure we give people a fair chance. everybody raises the threat of ramp
Current
Feb 6, 2013 3:00am PST
out in the open and, of course, when he was merely a senator, barack obama would have been fiercely against this. >> bill: indeed. this official could be high level, informed high level official could be the director of the cia. it could be the defense secretary. it could be the national security advisors or it could be just some low-level [delete]cleric clerk out in the -- mid level, let's saycleric clerk out in the -- mid level, let's say say? >> it's completely unaccountable. >> bill: on the issue -- that whole question of drones i think a very serious one and i am sure today's briefing is going to be no, ma'am -- dominated by that as well. the president, a couple of days ago, out in minneapolis on the issue of guns this with law enforcement officials, looks like the president has this issue, he is running with it and he doesn't care whether politically it's an uphill battle or not. do you get that sense? >> yes, i do but i think he also -- he's also starting to realize he's going to have a problem with an assault weapons ban, which is very disa
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